Presentation of the Arab League

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Arab flagsThe Arab League is an organization that consists of independent Arab States on the territory of northern and north-eastern part of Africa and southwest Asia.

Representatives of the first six member states – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia – that initiated the league’s formation signed the agreement in Cairo, on March 22, 1945.

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Where does Arab League stand in the Israel-Gaza conflict?

The worsening Israel-Gaza conflict has sparked a new tension in the region. Israel, which had been showing exemplary restraint towards attacks from Gaza ever since 2009, launched an air attack on November 14 that killed Hamas’ military wing commander. Thereafter, it has conducted several air strikes on Gaza; though, it has not yet initiated a ground war. Meanwhile, Muhammad Morsi, Egypt’s new president, is working towards mediating a truce between Israel and Hamas.
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Condition of the Common People in Gaza & Israel

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Government of Hamas that started on November 14, 2012 and continued till the ceasefire truce on November 21, 2012, has severely disrupted the lives of ordinary people in the Gaza strip. According to the Palestine Centre for Human Rights, the 8-day cross-border fighting resulted in the death of 156 Palestinians, including 33 children and minors.
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Egypt’s efforts support to the Palestinians is supported by the Arab ministers

After the UN Security Council failed to bring about any respite between Israel and Gaza, Egypt, among many other countries, has tried to take the cause in its own hands. This initiative taken by Egypt is being supported by other Arab ministers. The ‘aggression’ that started off between these two countries needs to die as soon as possible to avoid further mass murders, rocket fires, missile projections and, most importantly, to restore peace in the Middle East region.
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Turkey Wants UN to Take Tougher Steps to End War in Syria

Fears that the Syrian civil war is spilling into the neighbouring countries is forcing many neighbouring countries to take a tougher stand on the conflict. Many surrounding Arab countries, which have been seeing a heavy influx of refugees and a spill-over effect of the violence in the form of cross border fires, are deciding to take a tougher joint action and are even considering military intervention.
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Intense Fighting going on in Aleppo and Daraa

After a relative lull on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, the fighting renewed in Syria. The activists and rights groups said that the Syrian government forces struck Aleppo and Daraa with full force on the second day of the festival and killed about 30 people. This is perhaps a sign that the President Bashar Assad’s regime has continued to quell all opposition even after a 21-month uprising.
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Syrian Opposition Calls for a No-fly Zone to Protect Civilians

The civil war in Syria has had a tremendous impact on the lives of the common man. The war has gradually transformed into an ethnic conflict, where thousands of lives have been lost and the count only continuing to increase with time. Several hundreds have been rendered homeless and have fled across the border to find refuge in the neighbouring countries. The Syrian civil war has its effect in almost each and every province in the country.
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